Category Archives: Work

The hidden cost of being a mother

The hidden cost of taking time off work to have children

The day my daughter was born was just a few short weeks after I’d finished my uni degree as a ‘mature age’ student.  At 27 I was one of the oldest in my class, and after discovering I was pregnant the year before, I squeezed in summer school to make sure I had some breathing…

How to make money from blogging

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I remember the first blog post I wrote.  I pressed publish and thought: “Right! Now I need to get brands to notice me and I’ll make a small fortune off this blog!” Wrong. Ask any experienced blogger, and they’ll tell you that it took them years of hard work and dedication before the money started…

What to pack for Problogger 2013 on the Gold Coast

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I remember my first blogging conference like it was yesterday.  The nerves!  Oh, the nerves!  I think that a good portion of the first day was wasted on rubbernecking at all of my favourite bloggers! PBevent 2013 will be my 4th conference and I’m feeling a bit like a seasoned attendee this year.  The nerves…

Finding a dream job

breakfast meeting

Life has been pretty topsy turvey lately.  There’s no doubt about it.  However, I have to say that on this roller coaster of life that I’ve been riding, I seem to be going up a lot more than I’m going down! So many wonderful things are happening, and I’m not going to just put them…

It’s work, honestly!

legally blonde

As you read this, I’m down in the big smoke watching Legally Blonde – The Musical with Miss9. It’s ‘work’, honestly! We have been given the tickets, in return for me tweeting and Instagramming the show.  Ah, OK! My gorgeous, sensitive little girl is having a bit of a rough time at the moment, so…

A lesson in social media from Amy’s Baking Company

Amy's Baking Company

Last night I was kicking back and my phone was going off with messages from my little brother.  I glanced at them but saw there was a youtube link about Amy’s Baking Company and couldn’t be bothered watching. At 4am when my body decided it was time to wake up (curses to you insomnia) I…

Surround yourself with like minded people

Oprah saying small

One of the best pieces of advice I was given when I first started working for myself was similar to this saying from the incredibly successful Oprah Winfrey:     It may seem like such a simple idea, but it really makes a difference. Working for yourself can have the most amazing rewards, but it…

Bloggers are not over-sharers

keeping secrets

Today is a big day.  It’s stupid o’clock and I should be fast asleep with the rest of Australia, but my mind is reeling and sleep evades me. There are a million ideas running through my mind and fears sweep in to cloak them in blackness.  My old friend Fear; always there to put a…

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